On the 27th of November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of patients in a Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot district.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) took to Twitter and said, “Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to a hospital fire in Rajkot. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones in this unfortunate tragedy. Praying for a quick recovery of the injured. The administration is ensuring all possible assistance to those affected.”
Around 1:00 A.M., of the 27th of November, a massive fire broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Uday Shivanand Hospital.
Located in the Mavdi area of Rajkot district, the hospital incident claimed 5 lives and nearly 30 people were rescued. Of the five deceased people, 3 were COVID-19 patients.
A fire brigade official addressed the media and said, “We rushed to the spot and rescued 30 patients after a call informing about the fire was received. Three patients died inside the ICU.”
All the rescued patients have been shifted to another COVID-19 hospital for their treatment.
As of now the fire is under control, but the cause of the massive fire is yet to be identified.
Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, announced an investigation into the incident.
Investigation has been launched in the matter.
Stay tuned for further updates.